St. Ida of Boulogne Biography
Saint Ida of Boulogne Profile. Born: 1040 in France, Europe. Worked in France. Died: April 13 1113 in France. Feast Day is celebrated on April 13.
St. Ida of Boulogne Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date
|Date of Birth||1040|
|Country of Birth||France of Europe|
|Matrimony/Holy Orders||Saints who were Married|
|Place of Work||France|
|Date of Death||April 13 1113|
|Place of Death||France|
|Feast Day||April 13|
|Canonization||Canonized by Pre-Congregation|
|Patron Saint of||Widows|
Saint Ida of Boulogne was born around 1040 in France as the daughter of Duke Gottfred IV and his first wife Doda. At of 17, Ida married Count Eustace II of Boulogne in Flanders. They became parents of Gottfred and Baldvin of Bouillon. The children become leaders of the first crusade and crusader rulers of the Latin kingdom of Jerusalem. Their son-in-law was the German emperor Henry IV (1056-1106).
Her husband Death
After her husband’s death in 1070, Ida spent most of her great fortune helping the poor and founding monasteries in Picardy in France. She exchanged many spiritual letters with saint Anselm in and one of them still preserved. Ida, a woman concerned with the beauty of God’s house.
St. Ida of Boulogne Death
Ida died on April 13, 1113 and was buried in the Vast Monastery.